Turtle Care

TURTLES SPEND MOST OF THEIR TIME IN THE WATER,HOWEVER THEY DO NEED TO BE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE WATER IF THEY WANT TO

A FILTER IS RECOMMENDED AND A 50% WATER CHANGE EVERY FORTNIGHT.HOWEVER IF NO FILTER IS USED THE TOTAL WATER WILL NEED TO BE CHANGED EVERY WEEK. PRODUCTS SUCH AS TURTLE CLEAN WILL HELP KEEP THE WATER CLEAN AND CHLORINE NEUTRALISING DROPS SHOULD BE USED

TURTLES WILL NEED A HEATER WHILE THEY ARE YOUNG AND IF KEPT INDOORS SET AT AROUND 20-22C

TURTLE BLOCKS THAT SLOWLY DISSOLVE IN THE WATER WILL HELP KEEP THE P.H LEVELS HIGHER WHICH PREVENTS DAMAGE OCCURRING TO THEIR TURTLE SHELL

TURTLES REQUIRE CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D SO THAT THEIR SHELL WILL DEVELOP

CORRECTLY AND NOT BECOME SOFT,ACCESS TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT (20 MINUTES PER DAY) OR USE OF UV FLUORESCENT TUBE AND THE ADDITION OF A CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT TO THE FOOD WILL OVERCOME THIS PROBLEM

TURTLES PREFER TO FEED WHEN THEY ARE IN THE WATER,REMOVE ANY UNEATEN FOOD AS THIS WILL POLLUTE THE WATER,

BABY TURTLES WILL EAT BABY TURTLE DINNER

ADULT TURTLES WILL EAT TURTLE DINNER(FROZEN PRE-PACKAGED DINNER)LEAN MINCE MEAT,FISH PIECES,EARTHWORMS,CRICKETS AND DRY PELLETS.AS WITH ALL ANIMALS A

VARIED DIET IS THE BEST

DURING COLD WEATHER THE TURTLE MAY REFUSE FOOD

WHEN THEY ARE OLDER A TURTLE CAN BE KEPT OUTDOORS IN A POND WHICH HAS AN

ADJACENT LAND AREA.ENCLOSING THE THE POND IS A GOOD IDEA,TO KEEP THE TURTLE IN AND SAFE FROM CATS AND DOGS.

DURING WINTER THE TURTLE WILL HIBERNATE BECOMING INACTIVE AND WILL REFUSE FOOD FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.DO NOT DISTURB YOUR TURTLE DURING HIBERNATION AS THIS COULD CAUSE DEATH.

NORMAL ACTIVITY WILL RESUME IN THE WARMER MONTHS

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